Army prepares ITES2 with higher ceilings

HERSHEY, PA. - The Army plans to release a request for proposals later this fall for a second iteration of its billion-dollar, performance-based Information Technology Enterprise Solutions program.

The ceilings were set too low on the $1 billion, twofold ITES contract awarded late last year, said Kevin Carroll, program executive officer for enterprise information systems at the Army Small Computer Program's annual IT conference. The Army set $500 million limits to the contract for hardware and software products and another $500 million limit for enterprise mission support services.

The Army is currently working requirements for an ITES 2 contract, which is expected to be ready this fall. ITES 2 would be a five-year contract that could possibly be five times larger than the first ITES contract, Carroll said.
"We'll look and see what we spent this year," Carroll said. "We'll take the lessons learned from what we've already learned."

ITES is the successor contract to the Army Corporate Enterprise Solutions program.

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